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Sunday, December 03, 2006

Insecurity cabinet to meet on expanding hudna

Israel's insecurity cabinet is to meet this morning on expanding the hudna from Gaza to Judea and Samaria. The IDF has strongly recommended against expanding the hudna, but the Olmert-Peretz-Livni government is more concerned with 'world opinion' and the 'need' to relieve the 'Palestinian' manufactured 'humanitarian situation' in Judea and Samaria, than it is about a few more dead Jews.
The security cabinet is to hold a debate Sunday on whether to expand the Gaza Strip cease-fire to the West Bank, with senior security officials warning that such a move could lead to a spike in terrorism.

To back their argument that continued IDF activity was necessary in the West Bank, senior IDF sources in the Central Command said that last week alone Palestinians tried smuggling some 10 pipe bombs out of Nablus through the Hawara Checkpoint, south of the city.

"The terror here never stops and only grows," one officer said of the West Bank. "The only way to keep it under control is by retaining our presence in the territory."

According to statistics released by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center at the Center for Special Studies (CSS), there were 287 terror attacks including shootings, Kassam rocket attacks, stabbings and roadside bombs in November, in comparison to 172 in October, 115 in September and 151 in August.

A cease-fire in the West Bank would most likely mean an end to IDF arrest raids in Palestinian towns, like the one in Nablus last week during which security forces uncovered a number of stuffed animals filled with explosive charges, IDF sources said.

The sources estimated that in addition to a cessation of military operations, the cease-fire would also include the removal of checkpoints outside some Palestinian cities.

A senior official in the Prime Minister's Office said Saturday night that the security issue was one very important consideration to weigh in deciding whether to expand the cease-fire, but other considerations would also be raised at the meeting - including international opinion and the need to relieve the humanitarian situation in the West Bank.

Diplomatic officials said there was a growing sense in some capitals that there was currently diplomatic momentum that needed to be harnessed, stemming from the Gaza cease-fire and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Sde Boker speech.
In the meantime, the hudna in Gaza is so effective that another Kassam rocket struck near a Kibbutz in the Negev this morning. The IDF is not responding. YNet is counting that one as seven since the hudna started, which means that they are not counting the ones that fell in the first couple of hours last Sunday.


At 10:00 AM, Blogger Michael said...

"other considerations would also be raised at the meeting - including international opinion and the need to relieve the humanitarian situation in the West Bank."

Like you said, helping the palys out of their own sewage is a higher priority than helping the Jews live in safety. Damn, I'm glad I didn't vote for these losers.

At 10:22 AM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...


I didn't vote for them either. The problem is that they are going to get all of us killed, and many who did vote for them who realize the error of their ways have no possibility of recourse.

Saying I didn't vote for them is kind of irrelevant under the circumstances. The question is what to do about them.

At 6:58 PM, Blogger Yoel.Ben-Avraham said...

And although I sound like a broken record, until there is a major restructuring of our political and justice system which makes politicans accountable to those who elect them and judges represntative of the values of the people they judge ... nothing is going to change.

So when is 'enough' going to be 'enough' for this people to rise up and demand a real democratic reform of what has very clearly become a corrupt oligarcy?


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